Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday exhorted people to look for four qualities while electing their representatives – character, calibre, capacity and conduct.
Those who possess a set of other four Cs – cash, community, caste and criminality – should be shunned and there should not be any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender, Vice President Naidu said.
“If people want to give someone a job of responsibility… in the panchayat, as an MLA and or as an MP, they should elect those having the four qualities of character, calibre, capacity and conduct.
“But it is unfortunate that a set of politicians does not have these four Cs. They are interested in having cash, community, caste and criminality. People should avoid them,”
Vice President said he would talk to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokriyal and find out if measures could be taken to accord central university status to Patna University.
Vice President Naidu, who was here on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Patna university’s library, gave his assurance after a section of students raised its demand for the tag.
“As per the Constitution, the vice president holds the second-most important position in the country… I will talk the Union human resource development (HRD) minister and find out what can be done. I will personally see to it if appropriate steps can be taken for according central university status to Patna University,” Vice President Naidu said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had been pitching for the tag for a while now, also expressed hope that the vice president will take necessary measures to fulfill the state’slong-pending demand.
“The demand for the central university status to Patna university had been dismissed in the past. Hopefully, the vice president will be able to do something about it,” he added.